HDR Light Studio Blog
December 9th, 2013
V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino is released today, and Lightmap are pleased to announce this latest version adds native support for a live connection with HDR Light Studio. Chaos Group and Lightmap have worked closely to develop a deep level of integration between our products, providing a great user experience – including our LightPaint ‘point and click’ light placement directly in the Rhino viewport. So now V-Ray for Rhino users can light their shots easier and faster than ever before with perfect final results. Read more
December 9th, 2013
HDR Light Studio 4.3 has been released today and is available for immediate download from the Lightmap store.
This new version adds compatibility with Mac OSX Mavericks, adds new API functions required for future ‘live plug-ins’ and includes a new ‘online update’ feature to inform users when a new build of HDR Light Studio or it’s plug-ins are available to download.
A new license key is not required when updating. So users can simply install over the top of their existing installations. Remember to update any live plug-ins at the same time to ensure compatibility with 4.3.
Happy lighting from the Lightmap team!
November 18th, 2013
We were really happy to find out that HDR Light Studio has been used to light the car shots in the new MG3 ad, recently airing on UK TV. Harniman Photography has a nice blog article explaining the project and their involvement. Check it out here >
November 17th, 2013
Lightmap Ltd is proud to announce new pricing on HDR Light Studio Educational Software.
Colleges & Universities can now get HDR Light Studio software for FREE! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for your software.
Students and teachers in higher education can now buy a 1 year educational license of HDR Light Studio Complete for just £15, see here for more details >
For some inspiration check out what student Oddur Sigurdsson got up to using his educational license of HDR Light Studio when studying at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. Read the customer story here >
November 15th, 2013
Light up your Black Friday!
Put Friday 29th November in your calendar and don’t miss out on these big savings!
HDR Light Studio 4 – Complete – SALE PRICE – £199 (33% off)
HDR Light Studio 4 – Complete – Upgrade from any v1 or 2, and from HDRLS for MODO) – SALE PRICE – £99
HDR Light Studio 4 for MODO – SALE PRICE – £145 (25% off)
HDR Light Studio 4 for Bunkspeed - SALE PRICE – £199 (20% off)
HDR Light Studio 4 – Starter Pack (2 Floating Licenses + Server Software) – SALE PRICE – £765 (15% off)
HDR Light Studio 4 – Starter Pack – Upgrade from 1 x HDRLS4 – Complete – SALE PRICE – £595 (15% off)
HDR Light Studio 4 – Starter Pack – Upgrade from 2 x HDRLS4 – Complete – SALE PRICE – £510 (15% off)
HDR Light Studio 4 – Extra Floating Licenses – SALE PRICE – £382.50 per seat (15% off)
Real Suns – Picture Light Pack – SALE PRICE – £49 (50% off)
THE SALE HAS NOW ENDED!
November 6th, 2013
We have just released an in depth ‘product shot’ lighting tutorial for ‘HDR Light Studio for MODO’ by Mark Segasby, co-inventor of HDR Light Studio software.
See how easily you can light your product shots using HDR Light Studio in MODO rather than traditional 3D lights and bounce cards. This demo is over 30 minutes long and does go into a lot of detail about the lighting process and techniques possible using HDR Light Studio.
As the HDR Light Studio interface is the same whichever partner software it is used with, this tutorial is useful for any HDR Light Studio user, whichever 3D software they use. Happy Lighting!
We also produced a tutorial for lighting animated product shots also, where additional considerations need to be made about the lighting over time.
Here’s a few shots lit with that technique:
November 5th, 2013
MIGS FOTO has shared these stunning images with us, created with KeyShot and HDR Light Studio. I wonder how many lights the HDRLS project has in it?
A big thanks to MIGS for sharing them with us. See more quality car shots from MIGS at: www.migsfoto.com
October 31st, 2013
HDR Light Studio is first and foremost a lighting tool, the HDRI map is simply the carriers of your lighting intent. HDR Light Studio let’s 3D artists express their lighting vision with unparalleled ease and speed within MODO. Our users light their shots faster and achieve sophisticated lighting and reflections without worrying about managing an array of complex settings.
The new HDR Light Studio for MODO integration is helping both beginners and the most advanced users to create better lit imagery. Let’s hear what some of our MODO users are saying about HDR Light Studio… Read more
October 25th, 2013
Martin Öberg will be presenting his workflow with HDR Light Studio and MODO at the Sweden Modo User Group (SMUG) meeting on 1st November, 2013 in Gothenburg. Martin has lit some gorgeous car imagery using HDR Light Studio with many MODO users showing a great deal of interest in understanding his lighting approach. So this is a great opportunity to see how it was done!
Here is the thread about the SMUG event on the MODO forum: http://community.thefoundry.co.uk/discussion/topic.aspx?f=129&t=80993
October 11th, 2013
Welcome to a new way to light Bunkspeed shots, precise HDRI lighting creation and enhancement takes rendering quality up to the next level.
Users of Bunkspeed Shot, Pro and Drive can now enjoy out of the box live integration with Lightmap’s HDR Light Studio software for the live creation and editing of HDRI maps with instant feedback in the render view. It’s the perfect partnership for those wishing to take their design visualization to new heights of perfection with bespoke lighting to enhance the subject.
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- V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino adds HDR Light Studio live connection
- HDR Light Studio 4.3 released
- Harniman Lights Up MG3 Spot
- HDR Light Studio – New Educational Pricing
- Black Friday Sale
- HDR Light Studio for MODO – Product Shot Lighting Tutorial
- Stunning Automotive Shots from MIGS FOTO
- MODO users are loving HDR Light Studio
- HDR Light Studio in action with MODO at SMUG 2013
- Announcing deep integration between Bunkspeed 2014 and HDR Light Studio
- New – HDR Light Studio Brochures
- HDR Light Studio – Animation Showreel
- Harniman MG3 Shot
- Staud Studios – Autodesk VRED Customer Spot
- New – Clouds Pack